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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
admitted the deal before he was accused. we will get back to that, but where did you learn to be so -- use your own word if you want -- confrontational, hippie, in writing? -- pithy in writing? where did you learn that? >> you don't learn that. who you are. it comes from someplace that you do not really know, down there somewhere. >> people say that if you don't go to college, you cannot learn how to write. >> you probably cannot learn how to write if you don't read, but reading and college only have an occasional confluence, as you know. a lot of very good writers did not go to college, and a lot of very good american writers, such as mark twain, h.l. mencken, and we could go on. >> you are living where now? >> in maine. >> permanently there? >> yes. year round. >> what part of maine? >> i don't want to get too specific. a flyspeck on the ocean. >> where did you live most of your life? >> i don't know. i moved around a lot. i grew up in new york, and i fear i still have an affection for this city which i cannot explain or apologize for, but i have it. so i suppose new york. >> and you hav
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. that is a desperately important process. every single shipper who uses a road is affected by whether this is a fair system or not. that lie in your hands. and hours. i will keep at it. you will keep at it. i'm glad you were there. fairness is fairness and that is what makes america work. with that unique statement, i will adjourn the hearing. but you both very much. >> thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> there will be a forum on terror hosted by the american enterprise is to it -- institute at live coverage will start of 11:00 a.m. on c-span. ♪ >> this week on "q &a" our guest is warren brown. >> warren brown, you have written about automobiles for 30 years for the washington post." first question, how involved is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this country? >> very involved from the regulatory the boy. you have safety and emissions controls and that sort of thing. most of those things are determined in terms of the goal of reaching an emissions. , those things are determined by the fed
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this garment? >> the government is very involved. involved. how the car companies reach government goals is pretty much up to them as long as they reach them. safety affects structure, interior development, emissions controls, what happens the treatment of exhaust and the whole fuel economy thing affects everything from the shape to the overall size of the car. >> how did you get started reviewing automobiles? >> i had a very wise colleague at "the washington post" who told me that if i wanted to make it at "the washington post," i had to develop a franchise. i had to do something no one else was doing and do it. and live with it. try to love it, if i could. so that is what i did. i was on a national desk when i petitioned to join a business staff. this was much to the chagrin of my editors who felt i was throwing away my career. throwing away my career. i was lucky enough to have friendship with a guy who thought i was crazy but he gave me space to be crazy. so that helped. >> when did you first get interested in automobiles? i gre
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 8:00pm EDT
be a racist, but you are stupid. us as long as you are stupid, it doesn't matter if he is a racist. that was a lesson that's up with me. that sums up the entire way my parents dealt with race in new orleans. they said it was no excuse. we do not care if somebody calls you the "n" word. if you do not know what you were doing or if you are behaving improperly or you are not trying your best. some people may call that foolish. i call it a blessing. it is how we we're our children as well. not to base your life on what somebody else thinks of you, but to base your life on what you think of yourself and what you want for yourself and what you're doing for other people. >> what did you do differently after your father said you were stupid? bucks i never came home and told him that someone was a racist. if i had a complaint, i made sure that i have researched the complaint early before bringing it to him third. it was the best defense was to know what you were talking about before you started talking about it in his house. i study, that is what i did. i stopped worrying about what i thoug
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
to you about well this weekend, i have to go back to mississippi for a family reunion. >> give us a brief idea of what the book is about? >> the book is about the defection of 6 million african-americans from the south to the north, mid-west to the west. from 1915-1970 when the south began truly to change. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this as i went in. i'll read it to you. everyday more migrants are coming no the cities to seek a better life for their children. >> i wrote this book thinking of any country. it's a movie about the last train home where they have 150 million migrant that's live in the city each year. i want to talk to you about what you have written in the front of your book by richard wright. >> who was he and why did you pick him? >> richard wright was one of the greatest novelists of the 20 j century. he was a migrant from mississippi to chicago. he was the son of a share cropper and always wanted to write. i set out in 1927 to get to chicago. he spent almost his entire career. almost everything he wrote had to do with understanding the migrant exper
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm EDT
experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experiences of three people that have become part of the larger whole, which was the defection of 6 million african americans from the south to the north, to the midwest and west from 1915, world war i until 1970. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this. i want to read it to you. every day, more migrants are coming into the cities to seek a better life for their children. the scale of this massive migration from the poor countryside to the burgeoning cities is unprecedented in human history. the migrants provide a cheap source of labor booming cities and the thriving economy is built on the backs of those citizens. do you have any idea what country that is? >> i am thinking the united states. i wrote this book with the idea that it would refer to almost every immigrant that crossed the atlantic or the pacific ocean in order to come here. >> it is the movie called "the last train home." they had 130 million migrants t
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2010 8:00pm EDT
on that the wall street firms have become the dump money at the poker table. somehow, these firms that used to be the smart money, the last thing you wanted to do is be on the other side of solomon brothers trades. what had happened is that somehow the firm's had turned stupid. they became the dump money. -- dumb money. the question was, if they were the dumb money, who was the smart money? as he said that you let him to steven eisman. who is he and why was that important to this story? >> i think that his task was going to be different from what it originally was going to be. we started speaking in march of 2008. his perspective was fresh and he just wanted to learn. it was not until september 2008 that steve eisman was even mentioned during conversation. he asked me about investors that were involved in buying the brokers and investing in brokers and have now become demoralized by the spirit of the brokers and would never invest in brokers again. there was this group the was investing in brokerage companies, but there was also a group that invested in a different type of game. i told him
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